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Radiofrequency Ablation in Marble Falls

Safe and Lasting Nerve Pain Reduction

Shaw Pain Clinic offers radiofrequency ablation, also known as RFA and ablation, to minimize chronic pain. Our Marble Falls team uses this nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedure to eliminate the transmission of pain signals to the brain. To achieve this, our providers use an electrical current generated by a radio wave to safely heat up a small section of nerve tissue.

Benefits of radiofrequency ablation include:

  • No surgery
  • Fast pain relief
  • Improved function
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Reduced need for pain medication

When you first visit us, we carefully review your medical history and your current health to make sure any treatment we include in your plan is an appropriate fit. Radiofrequency ablation can help treat a variety of chronic pain and conditions like arthritis, peripheral nerve pain, and other lasting pain in the neck, back, joint, or pelvic areas.

Our staff members speak English and Spanish and can discuss our available payment plans when you call or visit us. We welcome clients Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm, and on Friday from 8am to 12pm. Take a look at our client reviews and see why we are the most trusted radiofrequency ablation company in Marble Falls.

If you are looking for never pain solutions in Marble Falls, contact Shaw Pain Clinic today at (830) 220-5007.

What to Expect During the Procedure

We discuss the specifics of the procedure during a previous appointment and answer your questions about it. Our team recommends that you do not eat within six hours of your treatment, or drink two hours before the procedure. If you have diabetes or take insulin, our providers will determine how to adjust your dosage on the day of your appointment. You can bring any current medication with you so you can safely take it after receiving treatment. Make sure to have someone available to pick you up after your visit as you should not drive for the 24 hours following radiofrequency ablation.

We may perform the rhizotomy with or without mild sedation. If we administer sedation via IV, you will usually remain awake and conscious to be able to describe what you feel during the stimulation and ablation of the targeted nerves.

During the procedure, you will lie on your stomach on an x-ray procedure table. Our provider will carefully clean and numb the skin in the treatment area to minimize discomfort. We use the x-ray as guidance to direct the RFA needle. Once needles and electrodes are in the right location, we use the small radiofrequency current to heat the nerve tissue. We do this for all nerves that require treatment. The whole procedure generally takes 30 to 90 minutes depending on the targeted area(s).

Radiofrequency Ablation Recovery Time and Results

After radiofrequency ablation, you will stay in a recovery room for observation for 15 to 60 minutes. Our nurse will review your condition and provide discharge instructions.

During the first 24 hours after radiofrequency ablation you should not:

  • Drive or operate machinery
  • Engage in any strenuous activity
  • Take a Bath

You can however:

  • Take a Shower
  • Eat normally again
  • Remove any bandages before going to bed

Experiencing leg numbness or mild back pain in the hours following radiofrequency ablation is normal. Using an ice pack for 15 minutes with two hours in between each session can alleviate your discomfort. Warm showers can also help.

How Long Does Pain Relief from Radiofrequency Ablation Last?

Your pain relief can last from six to twelve months after RFA treatment. In some cases, it may last even longer. The degree and duration of pain reduction depend on the cause and location of your pain. We will monitor how your pain levels change following the procedure.

Shaw Pain Clinic offers radiofrequency ablation to reduce nerve pain. Contact our Marble Falls practice today at (830) 220-5007.

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  • “Dr. Shaw is the best pain management doctor I've ever had. I have severe arthritis in my back and he has helped me so much for the past 5 years with pain. I would highly recommend him. He takes time with each patients and truly cares. Thanks to you.”

    - Debra A.
  • “Best pain management doctor I’ve used. He really cares & helps manage my pain. Office staff is the best.”

    - Janis S.
  • “Dr Shaw is a Star. He spent a great deal of time with me on first visit. Dr. Shaw is magic. I recommend him most highly.”

    - Sherrill W.
  • “Dr. Shaw has been taking care of my mom for years. She has advanced RA and has dealt with severe pain for much of her adult life. Dr. Shaw is the first doctor to actually listen and come up with ways for my mom to improve her life. He is simply the best!”

    - Mohan P.
  • “Amazing doctor and lovely staff, very professional and polite. Dr. Shaw is doing everything he can to help me avoid needing spinal surgery, as well as getting off (and not needing) pain killers.”

    - David F.
  • “I have been a patient of Dr Jerod K. Shaw for several years. He and his staff are one of the most professional, courteous and friendly medical professionals that I have been to. I highly recommend him to any looking for a pain management specialist.”

    - Jacqueline J.
  • “Although I’m a former patient, I feel compelled to leave this review in hopes of encouraging those who are searching for a doctor who values integrity and compassion. Dr. Shaw is an exceptional doctor. Dr. Shaw is informed and articulate.”

    - S. F.

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